These words have two parts. They all mean different things if you say them with your voice going up or down! 😮
Here is one — the word record.
- If you say RE-cord, it is a noun. >> The world REcord for the 100m run is 9.58 seconds.
- If you say re-CORD, it is a verb. >> Can I reCORD you when you sing?
Here are some more words like this.
|Noun : HIGH - low
|Verb : low - HIGH
|An argument, or a war >> The Civil War was a CONflict between the states.
|To disagree >> I hope we do not conFLICT.
|A sports match >> Who won the football CONtest?
|To battle or argue >> I hope nobody conTESTS my decision.
|A difference >> There is a lot of CONtrast between black and white.
|To find or talk about differences >> Please conTRAST these two songs.
|Something you get out of something else >> Vanilla EXtract comes from a bean.
|To get something out of something else >> Please exTRACT this stick from my arm. It hurts.
|It smells nice when you burn it >> INsense makes smoke when it burns.
|To get mad >> I was inSENSED when I got a ticket for going 37 mph!
|Something that goes up >> I worked hard and got a pay INcrease.
|To make something go up >> I hope you can inCREASE my pay.
|A bad thing you say about somebody >> Hey! I do not like that INsult!
|To say something bad about somebody >> Do not inSULT me!
|A message about coming to visit >> I am having a party. Did you get my INvite?
|To ask someone to visit >> I will inVITE all my friends to my party.
|[this can happen with adjectives too]
Describes something very good >> I got a PERfect score on my test!
|To make something very good >> I worked hard to perFECT my accent.
|A piece of paper that says you can do something >> I got my driving PERmit!
|To say it is OK to do something >> Will you perMIT me to speak now?
|A person who does not agree with rules >> He does not listen to his mother! He is a REbel!
|To disagree with rules >> His children are reBELLing. They never do what he asks!
|Something that is written or saved >> I forgot my password, and I don't have a REcord of it!
|To write or save something >> Can you reCORD this song on your phone?
|Something that is not good enough, and you throw away >> We need to send these shoes back! Put them in the REject box.
|To decide, or say, that something is not good enough >> He tried to be nice, but she reJECTed him
|Someone who maybe did something bad, but you are not sure >> She was not home when all the ice cream was eaten, so she is not a SUSpect.
|To think someone did something bad, but you are not sure >> Hmmm... he has chocolate all over his face. I susPECT he ate all the ice cream.
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